There’s nothing worse than middle-aged New Yorkers complaining about how the city has changed since the “good old days” — but it’s wonderful when cranky old coots get up and actually do something to recreate the lost wonders of the city. That’s exactly what drag queen Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris have done with Wigstock. The long-running outdoor festival of drag performances was held in NYC for nearly twenty years in the ’80s and ’90, but fizzled out back in the early 2000s. The event was resurrected as “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17 on Sept. 1, as a day-long festival with scores of performers, wig cannons, the world’s oldest drag queen, and several close contenders for that title (SNAP). Aside from being a fun show, it also showed how cultural attitudes towards gender identity and drag have changed since the ’90s. Continue reading at ChelseaNow.com.
- @rily_connor Double digits! 25 minutes ago
- When will Hollywood let me play a brilliant and beautiful intel analyst on a cop show? #allthisandbrainstoo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 hours ago
- Fuzzy earmuffs with built in cat ears... I need these but I don’t think I’m kawaii enough! #catears #pink… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 hours ago
- Recreating my favorite scene from Roma at #dolbysoho. romacuaron #oscars instagram.com/p/BuH0rGWH8mO/… 1 day ago
- Cherry trees in snow, I’d write a Haiku of this, But my hands are cold. #haiku brooklyn #sakuramatsuri #snow… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago